Angry Owls report Newcastle to EPL over Bruce
Sheffield Wednesday have reported Newcastle United to the Premier League over their appointment of Steve Bruce as manager.
Bruce joined Newcastle last week after quitting his briefly-held position as boss at Hillsborough.
He has been appointed by the Magpies on a three-year deal and has taken coaching staff Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, who were also on the Wednesday payroll, with him.
A statement issued by Wednesday read: ‘Following Newcastle United’s announcement on 17 July 2019 of its appointment of former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, the club confirms that it has today reported Newcastle United’s conduct to the Premier League.
‘As the Premier League will now initiate and carry out investigations into the club’s allegations, the club will not be commenting further on this matter whilst such investigations are ongoing.
‘ Bruce only began managing Wednesday in February.
He was actually appointed in January but given an initial leave of absence after undergoing surgery.
He had also lost both parents in 2018.
His departure leaves the Owls without a manager less than two weeks before the start of their Championship season.
They travel to Reading on August 3.